View Full Version : Quick question on triggers and rapid fire?
18th August 2009, 19:09
I have a Premier II .45 ACP and a Sigarms Hammerli .22, both require me to have their triggers to travel back to rest position before I can squeeze another round. Both triggers have a little of freeplay before the the hammer drop. So when I try to rapid fire, I don't let the trigger travel back to its rest position but try to get it where the freeplay ends. However, I just noticed that the hammer won't drop unless I let it go all the way at rest.
I was just curious if all triggers function this way?
18th August 2009, 23:09
With 1911's there will be a reset position requiring a certain amount of travel. The total travel will depend on the gun. It can usually be felt and can sometimes be heard.
To get it worked out unload the gun, check it a bunch of times to be sure. Then cock the hammer and pull the trigger while pointing in at something that will stop bullets just in case step one was missed. Do not release the trigger, hold it back and rack the slide, do not just recock the hammer. Once the slide is back in battery (fully forward) slowly release the trigger. You should feel the "click" of the reset. This location / travel is what needs to be learned.
It may help to have someone rack the slide while you maintain a proper shooting grip. This provides the most realistic functioning and feel for the reset.
It's a lot easier to discuss and perform in a non-stressed situation. It all gets more difficult when putting it into practice on double taps, hammers, accelerated pairs or whatever you call it.
Now for the other guns, all may be different but the procedure should work for most.
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